Having taught Drama/Vocal instruction since 2003 Mr. Daniel is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and expertise with Tuscarora’s finest, especially those who are Broadway bound.
Since working at Tusky, the department has been awarded 15 Cappie Nominations (placing 5 out of 80 schools), invited to participate in the National High School Theatre Festival and earned a umber of Best Actor awards in local and state competitions.
He previously worked at both Belmont Ridge and J.L. Simpson Middle Schools as the drama sponsor and founded the Northern Virginia Preparatory Theatre Company, a select group of auditioned secondary students who were preparing for professional careers in the Theatre Arts. Over his career he has directed over twenty five shows including: Steel Magnolias, Little Shop of Horrors, Into the Woods, Seussical, Once on this Island, Sound of Music, Bye Bye Birdie, Children of Eden, High School Musical, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, A Raisin in the Sun, and Annie. His past honors include directing the highest ranking productions at the Virginia Theatre Association’s Young People’s Competition two years in a row (against 13 middle schools across the state) and coaching Odyssey of the Mind teams that have won 1st, 2nd & 3rd places in the Regional and State Tournaments. Mr. Daniel obtained his B.F.A. Music Theatre degree from Shenandoah University in Winchester Virginia and plans to pursue a MA in Theatre Education during his time at Tuscarora.